We rely on wonderful volunteers to make our services and programs successful and have volunteer opportunities to suit a broad range of skills and comfort levels. Below is a list of ways you can get involved. Join our team of volunteers!
Contact Stephanie Chappell at SChappell@JFFS.org or call her at 949.435.3460, ext. 295, for more information about volunteer opportunities.
Volunteer to Drive Now – Don’t Feel Guilty Asking for Rides Later!
Can you imagine being trapped in your own home all day every day because you can no longer drive? Thousands of isolated seniors in our community need your help to get to critical medical appointments, shop for food, run errands that they’ve been postponing for months, and attend social activities. Many drivers tell us that driving seniors has been one of the most rewarding things they have ever done. Learn More
One of the toughest parts about getting cancer treatment is actually getting there. Transportation is the number one reason that patients miss or don’t schedule needed appointments. Treatment schedules for patients vary. They can require treatment daily, weekly or even monthly for varying durations. Your volunteer commitment is flexible. You can volunteer to drive as little as once or twice a month, or as much as five days a week, depending on your preference.
Volunteer from the convenience of your own home! Make weekly social phone calls to homebound older adults. Volunteers provide stimulating conversation and friendship to older adults who are otherwise isolated from the community.
We have many opportunities for people who want to work with local Holocaust Survivors. You can work as a home visitor, a Café Europa Event Assistant or Planner, or a Reparations Assistant.
We hold classes for seniors at low-income housing complexes in Irvine. Our seniors like to mix it up…so we are always looking for interesting classes to keep them interested. Chair Pilates, Yoga, Tai-Chi, Zumba, Ethnic Dance, Line Dance, or Clogging are but a few examples of the types of classes we’re looking for! Volunteers can choose to teach a weekly six or eight week class or sign on with us once a week for 6 months or more.
Use your skills and career to help our community. Pro-bono service volunteers are professionals in law, real estate, finance, insurance and other areas who offer their services at low or no cost to assist JFFS clients.
There are many fun and meaningful opportunities for volunteers to support our work with people with special needs. For more information please contact, Reega Neutel, MSW, Coordinator, Special Needs Services, at Reega@JFFS.org or 949.435.3460.